Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1

    Default Looking at a MF 1017 backhoe

    I am looking for info on a MF 1017 backhoe I am considering buying. Not much info on the web.

    What is the weight, years of production, hp requirements for this backhoe? Any links to specs, photos etc would be much appreciated.

  2. #2
    Veteran Member jlsmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    1,263
    Location
    Murchison, Tx.
    Tractor
    MF 285 Long 560 MF2670 CX100

    Default Re: Looking at a MF 1017 backhoe

    When I get back to the office ill look that up for u.

  3. #3
    Platinum Member Craig Clayton's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    863
    Location
    Uxbridge Ontario Canada
    Tractor
    L2250 Kubota

    Default Re: Looking at a MF 1017 backhoe

    What model of tractor are you planning on mounting it on and by what method subframe 3PTH or brackets?
    Craig Clayton

  4. #4

    Default Re: Looking at a MF 1017 backhoe

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Clayton View Post
    What model of tractor are you planning on mounting it on and by what method subframe 3PTH or brackets?
    Craig Clayton

    The backhoe would be mounted to a kubota B7610 (sorry), it weighs about 1400lbs. The hoe currently is a 3PTH mount but I would build a custom subframe mount for it.

  5. #5
    Platinum Member Craig Clayton's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    863
    Location
    Uxbridge Ontario Canada
    Tractor
    L2250 Kubota

    Default Re: Looking at a MF 1017 backhoe

    Here is a post that I made and this is the link you may read all the way down as not all the posters agreed.
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/k...-bx24-fit.html
    I can talk more if you are interested.
    Craig Clayton

  6. #6

    Default Re: Looking at a MF 1017 backhoe

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Clayton View Post
    Here is a post that I made and this is the link you may read all the way down as not all the posters agreed.
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/k...-bx24-fit.html
    I can talk more if you are interested.
    Craig Clayton
    Sure I am interested, but I agree with you that its not that complicated or expensive to make a custom subframe, and I have no problems putting a MF on a Kubota, if they both work well and the price is right, why not.

  7. #7
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    175

    Default Re: Looking at a MF 1017 backhoe

    I have a MF1250 with the 1217 backhoe. If I recall correctly it weighs around 800 pounds. Mine is used only occasionally and does what I need to do. I must say I have operated a kubota 123 excacator which is a beast compared to the 1217. However, it is what it is.

    Likes: It is relatively easy to install. Has ample power for a small tractor. The controls are easy to operate.

    Dislikes: Had to replace broken pin. Cylinder piston is pitting (bought used so it may have been left outside). Had to fabricate two broken brackets on the joysticks. Teeth on the bucket are clamp on or pinch on so I welded new teeth on. Bolts that keep the boom pins from rotating keep breaking off.

    Do I think it is the best hoe? NO Do I think it is good enough? Yes.


    Hope this helps.

  8. #8

    Default Re: Looking at a MF 1017 backhoe

    Well my quest to find information on a MF 1017 has not been very fruitful. Not even Massey Ferguson dealers know much about 1017s. Apparently they were manufactured in the mid 80s by an OEM manufacturer I think the dealer said in Cincinnati.

    After some more digging (no pun intended) I think I have figured out that the MF 1017, Woods BH750, kubota L4530B are basically the same backhoe. I found a Woods 750 manual online so I am going from that.

    I was able to see the hoe and ran it on a IH 225, quite a bit bigger tractor that my B7610. The hoe seems to run ok, there are a couple of hoses that need to be replaced and some of the pins look pretty dry and will probably need to be replaced. There is some surface rust but nothing that cannot be fixed with a fresh paint job.

    Does anyone have any opinion on the info above? The person selling the MF1017 wants $2500 for it, does that seem like a reasonable price? The dealer said these hoes probably sold for $3K new.
    Last edited by JCC; 01-07-2011 at 11:05 PM.

Similar Threads

  1. Backhoe MF 50A Backhoe Barrel Cylinder
    By kpmcneil in forum Massey Ferguson Owning/Operating
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-25-2011, 08:49 PM
  2. Backhoe 12" versus 16" Backhoe Bucket Size
    By Don_Curley in forum Kubota Owning/Operating
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 07-27-2009, 04:12 PM
  3. mf 860 backhoe gear problem
    By aviek in forum Parts/Repairs
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-06-2009, 04:40 AM
  4. Backhoe & Power Beyond Question
    By R_squared in forum Hydraulics
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 09-28-2008, 01:44 PM
  5. Backhoe MF 1020 backhoe compatibility question
    By kirkl57 in forum Attachments
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-19-2008, 10:41 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2013 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.